The inaugural Enliven Pittwater Village Economy Summit is being held on 18-20 September and will include a one day business summit on Friday 19 September at Bayview Golf Club, Mona Vale.
Sydney’s business community and local governments can learn from local and international experts on how to boost their own economies and plan for a prosperous future.
The business summit forms part of the three day event which includes a launch event on the evening of Thursday 18 September, and a long lunch with cultural and entertainment activities for the whole community on Saturday 20 September.
Pittwater Mayor Jacqueline Townsend said council is committed to creating places where the community wants to live, work, play and shop.
“The event will help government and the wider community identify the challenges, opportunities and trends faced by businesses in many metropolitan village centres.
“Pittwater is renowned for its diverse, innovative and talented business community so bringing an event like this to the Northern Beaches makes a lot of sense. It’s also a great opportunity to showcases the natural beauty of the area,” Cr Townsend said.
The business summit is the first of its kind on the northern beaches and will host a myriad of expert speakers on topical themes of retail, place management, economic development, creative industries, tourism and transport.
The intention is to ensure that participants are inspired by local and global examples on how best to plan for healthy, sustainable and liveable villages.
Speakers include Richard Roberts a successful entrepreneur who has managed a number of start-ups in Australia and overseas that have become profitable creative businesses and tourism specialist Jenny Calkin.
SMEs will be able to seek insights into the latest trends and innovations in retail and economic development and it’s the perfect opportunity to pitch questions to the experts and network with like-minded businesses.
The business event runs from 8.30am to 5pm and includes lunch at Bayview Golf Club. Cost is $110 for a full day and $70 for a half day.